Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG – 2005 – 89 points – eRobertParker.com
“The estates 2005 Chianti Classico Riserva is a very appealing, mid-weight effort. Floral aromatics lead to a core of vibrant red fruits supported by firm, but well integrated, tannins. Today it remains quite primary, yet I am not convinced the wine has the requisite complexity to develop markedly in bottle. With a little more stuffing it might merit a 90+ score.
This is an excellent, but not outstanding, set of new wines from Castello di Volpaia. The estates location in Radda, one of the cooler micro-zones in Chianti Classico, is an asset in warm vintages but also presents challenges in fresher vintages such as 2005.”